BY KATY DAIGLE
NEW DELHI (AP) — An Indian court has sentenced to death the four men convicted in the December gang rape and murder of a young New Delhi woman, ordering them to the gallows for a brutal attack on a moving bus that left the young woman with such severe internal injuries that she died two weeks later.
The death sentence, handed down Friday, must be confirmed by India’s High Court. The men can appeal their case to the Supreme Court, and ask the president for clemency.
The victim’s family, along with numerous politicians and government officials, had long called for the men to be executed. The case has been closely followed across India, seen as a reflection on rampant mistreatment of women and the government’s inability to deal with crime.